37 thoughts on “Sean’s Allotment Garden #221: Spring bulbs and fruit arrives | November 2016

    Brian Silcott

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Sean, please let us know how the kiwi project comes along. Thanks for the awesome vids.

    C Simon

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Hi Sean love your allotment ,where did you purchase your piping and other bits the goes with it ,would like to make a movable cabbage net covering.

    Pete's Kitchen Garden

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Great update Sean, plot looking great :)

    Sheila6325

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    I have a mini blender that only holds about a cup of materials, and it's perfect for egg shells for the compost, and I use it for all sorts of things. It's very sharp, and cuts everything up perfectly, so consider one for your compost materials. It's Fantastic! Looks like that composter is working really great too! I love the fruits, they are gorgeous, and if they turn out as wonderful as your other fruits,  you will be on top of the world in delicious fruits for a very long time. Outstanding video! Bless, Sheila

    Angela Mulder

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    I've got (maybe a stupid) idea, but still wanted to mention it. Could you put rebarb on the beds so the foxes can't get in but you can… might work

    Elsie Theobald

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Sean,  your fruit trees look  great,  can't wait to see them all bloom in the Spring.

    Carol S

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Rusty!

    TheOldWoodworker

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Fruits look great Sean. I will be watching to see "how to" espalier the fruit trees:-) Looks like Rusty has fond himself new vantage points for sunning himself as well as keeping an ye on the plot 🙂

    Say hi to Vivi and remind her that a tallllll glass of wine is good to sooth the aching muscles after digging all day !! 🙂

    Cheers from Canada all
    Harold

    Sarah Hewlett

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    I loved the shot of the garden and the beautiful photography between videos. Very nice.

    brian hubery

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    i keep my egg shells separate and when they dry out I crush them. perfect for sprinkling around your brassicas. ( slugs and snails don't like travelling over them ).

    Vivian Varble

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Oh wow, I love all the fruit you'll be having 😍

    Mark Davidson

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    You must have some deep pockets for that lot Sean, I particularity like the blueberries, And them Kiwi Fruits need to normally come in pairs, unless its self fertilizing.

    instantn00dle

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Why did you go for potted rather than bare root? I thought bare root establish better, particularly this time of year?

    neilsanns

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Why would you put the compost at the base of the bed? Compost's nutrients, fungus and bacteria work their way down a bed. You should put it within the first 6 top inches of your raised beds…

    melovescoffee

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Rustyface! I love that cat. 🙂 Beautiful fruit trees and bushes!

    ggwildlife

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    excellent video, can you link where you got the kit/pipes etc.

    Wiktoria Holmström

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    I think you need at least 2 kiwi plants, one male and one female. The hot compost soils is to die for! Thanks for the update! Really nice to see Ky as well.

    Charlie

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Rusty always steals the show!
    Charlie

    crumb9cheese

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Love blueberries love love love them. All over the place for farms here in Florida where i live. Got a few plants in the yard as well

    Spuddy Gun

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    your fruit part going to look "beautiful" as u say.. or me gonna look bloody bostin

    Nicky Dunn

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    love the fast motion Vivi lol

    Jackos Allotment

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    I'm still in love with those new beds! Those fruits trees/bushes look good which company did you order those from?

    edowlut2004

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Kiwi`s are very fast growers and you normally need 2, male and female, I had 2 and they climbed up into some tall conifer trees about 20ft, had to chop them down in the end, but even now after about 5 years they still try to come up even though they get mowed over every week . I do believe they do a dwarf version now which is self fertile

    Annette Parlato

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    My experience with Kiwi Fruit. Is that you must have one(1) male vine to at least six(6) female vines. Extremely STRONG growers ! They will take over your new garden. They do not like to be in pots. Over time they will grow like Wisteria (Large and vigorous – they need a strong framework). Very prolific fruit. When peeled and stewed they taste like apples, the little black seeds are edible. Like Lady G's advice. From a Sydney-Australia Subscriber.

    vincent neale

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    I`ve been googling the HotBin  composter after seeing yours set up a couple of months ago and it look favourable but now having seen your results I`m getting one. At the moment I use a Darlek and a wheely bin. You can never have too much compost

    Lena McCown

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Oh, those trees and bushes are beautiful. It will be so much fun watching them grow. Thanks.

    Nicky Dunn

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    how much are those frames please

    Nicky Dunn

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    have a cheeky fox problem myself 🙂 I feel your pain I have stuff growing so a little annoying

    Lady G

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    If you get another kit for over a bed you could do chicken wire over the hoops and then just attach the plastic at the top and bottom (so you could roll it up during the summer to vent the heat but still keep the foxes and cats (and birds) out).

    Holy WOW! That fruit looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm in the USA (and also renting so my fruit is all in containers, no trees for me…yet) or I'd be ordering from them!

    Kiwi: (I'm assuming this is a hardy one and not the tropical kind?) I know that you need a male and female to get fruit (so you'll need a second plant) and you won't get fruit for about four-five years (?) depending on how old your plants are. They are a vining plant so you'll need a screen/arbor or wall/fence for them to climb. The hardy ones have green skins not the brown furry ones. Hardy down to zone 2 or 3 (depends on the cultivar of course) so they are alright on a north facing site if space is an issue. (Just a suggestion for your second plant – the Arctic Beauty kiwi, the leaves are variegated pink, white, and green, they are simply beautiful and sometimes grown just for the foliage.)

    mewendy1

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Pretty long shot of the garden.

    Venietta “Golden Spirit” Vaneck

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    What is that kit called and where do I get it? Great job Sean, well done! You have worked very hard and I love the transformation!

    Anne Casillas

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Beautiful is right Rusty! Congratulations, those trees and bushes look great, lots of fruit in your future, yum. 🍐🍎🍇🍏

    tt shovary

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    I love when Rusty gives his opinion as to how 'beau-ti-ful' it is.

    Basia57

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Sean, who dictates to us..Council, Parish, Private Owners,, I know we have to abide by their rules, but someone has to stand up.. for us ,,

    Fiona Midgley

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    Hurrah! I've been suffering from withdrawal symptoms from you guys this week. Can't wait to see how much fruit you get next year Sean. Will check this company out. Thank you. 💋

    Graham's Kitchen Garden

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    What a great frame system and so easy to build up. Those fruit trees look great and healthy, they will be ok in their pots, this time of year as they are dormant. I agree with you about the composter cutting every thing down, I lay out any bigger compost material on the grass and put the lawnmower over them, breaks it all down well. You got good looking compost out of the hot bin, it's not that long since you started using it! Take care Graham

    Michelle Groff

    (February 14, 2017 - 12:40 am)

    What a haul… beautiful is right…lots of good food there…check out "Granny Greensocks" on youtube..she did a piece on Kiwi…just found her allotment channel in my feed…check her out! as always Sean…the best to you!

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